The best free agent at every position for the Washington Wizards

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Joe Ingles
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Joe Ingles would be an elite bench piece for the Washington Wizards

When it comes to doing whatever your team needs you to do on a nightly basis, Joe Ingles is one of the first players to come to mind. He is a versatile scorer with the ability to really step up on the defensive end of the floor.

The 35-year-old has spent much of the last two seasons recovering from an ACL tear, causing his numbers and impact to dip this past season. However, before that, he has a very short list of injuries and multiple seasons playing the full 82-game schedule.

Ingles’ three-point ability is what really makes him stand out. He is a career 40.8% shooter from three-point range and has five or more three-point shots per game four times.

Ingles is worth around 20-25 minutes per game of solid two-way play off the bench. This could give Kyle Kuzma a break and allow Corey Kispert to play the shooting guard position more often, where he could be more effective as a defender, that has yet to be tested though.

A willing passer, Ingles is also well known for making the right play nearly 100% of the time. He had a three-year stretch where he averaged 5.2 assists per game despite being a player who specializes off the ball.

If Joe Ingles is willing to take the same contract he was on last season, the Washington Wizards would greatly benefit from signing the multi-faceted forward.